Look at the chain of events, would you have done the same;

If you’d known Nikolai’s life was at risk and that you were to blame?

As yourself that question, what answer springs to mind?

Was this all for nothing, if it’s happiness you cannot find?

See past people’s beauty; search for their soul far and wide

Are they concealing an unhappy tale, something deep inside?

Franco can’t forgive himself, he’s guilt tripped and confused

How would he feel if he knew  the poison had badly been misused?

Tim remains strong for others; he’s kind with a warm, gentle heart

On the outside he’s contained and sensible,  inside he’s falling apart.

Jenna might jump to conclusions, she doesn’t always think with her head

But Cordelia, that one little slip with the poison might have left Nikolai dead.

©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014


12 thoughts on “Cordelia- Realisation

  1. I like the use of the poem as a kind of intermission, to make the reader stop and think. We must remember that many of these young people are barely out of their teenage years, especially Cordelia, and can act without realizing consequences, as an older person might. But I fear she can not undo any of what she did, and will be learning a horrible lesson-if she lives to learn it.

    1. Hello Alana- that was precisely my idea. The poems are for my readers (and myself) to use as a reflection.
      My characters are all very young, yet they are having to endure very difficult circumstances in a short space of time. Only time will tell if Cordelia can take anything back.
      Once again, thank you so much for your insightful comments Alana. They’re always very helpful ! 🙂

  2. Hi Sophie,
    I enjoyed reading your poem…I’m unsure if there are other parts to it that i’m missing. In saying that, it also did come over as a story/poem in itself. it was very mysterious and insightful.

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